It takes an especially bright mind to not only intimately understand our universe — and beyond — but to be able to find the words to connect mankind with with these deep, compelling insights.

Author, astronomer, astrophysicist and all-around genius Carl Sagan (1934 – 1996) possessed such a mind. In this week’s Monday Matchup, our Customer Care Manager Drew pays tribute to the late Sagan by highlighting some of his most poignant deep thoughts on space, humanity, and the search for extraterrestrial life. With the help of his Kaweco Classic Sport – Clear fountain pen and Faber-Castell Hazelnut Brown ink, he captures Sagan’s evocative response to a famous photo depicting a minuscule planet earth from six billion miles away, taken from the book “Little Blue Dot.” Additionally, Drew includes a quote that perhaps most perfectly conveys Sagan’s insatiable curiosity, “Somewhere, something is waiting to be known.”

The Kaweco Classic Sport Clear, here used with a fine nib, is a great pen for those looking to explore beyond the known world. The pen’s clear design uniquely reveals the included ink cartridge. Plus, the pocket-sized fountain pen is easy to carry around with other assorted gadgets and gizmos, and then at the right time, post the cap to transform the pen into a full-sized writing instrument.

Meanwhile, the Faber-Castell Hazelnut Brown fountain pen ink is lightfast, meaning that its color will remain consistent after long exposure to light. Similarly, Sagan’s groundbreaking works and writing will remain a beacon for inquiring minds for millennia to come.

The Kaweco Classic Sport Clear is available at in fine or medium for $25. The Faber-Castell Hazelnut Brown fountain pen ink is $30 for a 75ml bottle.

Write On,

Team Goulet